Date of Birth:  October 18, 1983
 Place of Birth: Banff, AB
 Residence: Banff, AB
 Years on National Team:
 2
 Height:  N/A
 Weight: N/A


As a kid growing up in scenic Banff, AB, it comes as no surprise that Philip Widmer began his skiing career as a downhiller. However, as a teenager, it was after experimenting with the Nordic combined that he realized how much he actually enjoyed cross-country skiing.

By 2002, Widmer began making noise after placing second in the 1 km sprint at the nationals. In 2003, he would place second in the sprint at the Canada Winter Games and later that year would get tongues wagging with three Top-25 finishes at the U-23 World Championships. Since then, it's been uphill all the way for Widmer. During the 2004-05 season, he would nail a pair of first-place finishes on the Nor-Am Cup circuit before ending the season with an 11th place finish in an FIS sprint in Switzerland.

Early in the 2005-06 season, Widmer captured two more Nor-Am Cup gold medals and, even more impressively, finished fourth in a World Cup qualifier last December in Vernon, BC. He would end up 26th in the official race, which, at the time, was his career-best finish in a World Cup event.

In addition to downhill and cross-country skiing, Widmer also enjoys mountain biking and rock climbing, and as a native of one the world's most breathtakingly beautiful regions, it's not hard to figure out why Widmer may pursue a future career in environmental law.

Turin will be a great learning experience for Widmer as he looks to be among the world's best in four years when the Olympics come to Vancouver.





2006 Xcountryskiing Coverage







Bios

Roster

History

Schedule

Preview

Men's 1.5km Sprint
Results
Past Champs

Men's 15km Classical
Results
Past Champs

Men's 50km Freestyle
Results
Past Champs

Men's Combined Pursuit
Results
Past Champs

Men's 4x10km Relay
Results
Past Champs

Men's Team Sprint
Results
Past Champs

Women's 1.5km Sprint
Results
Past Champs

Women's 10km Classical
Results
Past Champs

Women's 30km Freestyle
Results
Past Champs

Women's Combined Pursuit
Results
Past Champs

Women's 4x5km Relay
Results
Past Champs

Women's Team Sprint
Results
Past Champs